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March, 2013

Are you frazzled?

Parenting Playbook asked the question “Are you frazzled?” some time ago, but it may be helpful to ask it (and respond) again periodically . . . One of the most important skills you can develop as a parent is recognizing when you are frazzled. When you realize that you are at the end of your …Continue reading

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Parenting with an open mind . . .

When we become parents, life changes. We experience new challenges, stresses, struggles, responsibilities, obligations, and vulnerabilities in addition to all the new errands and noise! Our little miracles—each and every one—are well worth it. Children are vibrant and pure potential. They are who and what they are, and they invite us to share in their …Continue reading

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Bedtime rituals . . .

For a toddler, the reasons to resist bedtime and sleep can be many. Some toddlers feel they are losing control when they let sleep take over. Others have a hard time giving up the fun they have when they are awake and with the rest of the family. Some toddlers feel anxious about being alone …Continue reading

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Dyslexia . . .

Dyslexia has historically been considered a developmental reading disorder. But parents, teachers, and other children’s caregivers may be interested to know that new research suggests that assumption may be inaccurate. According to a new report in Current Biology, dyslexia is not specifically a reading problem. This common learning disability appears to be instead a problem …Continue reading

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